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Things to do: museums, nature, historic sites
Eastend is a town in southwest Saskatchewan, Canada. It is situated approximately 55km north from the Montana border and 85km from the Alberta border.The town is best known for the nearby discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton nicknamed "Scotty" in 1994. The town has used the discovery of this fossil as the main centrepiece in the construction of a museum called the T. rex Discovery Centre, which opened on May 30, 2000. The centre is operated by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, and contains the RSM Fossil Research Station. A former resident of Eastend is the writer Wallace Stegner, who lived in the town between 1917 and 1921 and featured it as the village Whitemud in his book Wolf Willow.GeographyEastend is located south-east of the Cypress Hills, east from Ravenscrag Butte and south from Anxiety Butte. It lies at an elevation of 915m, in the valley of the Frenchman River. The Eastend Reservoir was built upstream from the community.The Eastend Formation, a stratigraphical unit of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin was named for the town and was first defined in outcrops close to the settlement.InfrastructureSaskatchewan Highway 13 and highway 614 intersect in Eastend. The Canadian Pacific Railway tracks also pass through the town. The Saskatchewan Transportation Company provides intercity passenger and parcel express service to Eastend.
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